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Essencia Bakery

3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98902
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Ranked #9 of 217 restaurants in Yakima
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: European
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Yakima
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We live in Yakima and this place is a guilty pleasure/favorite of mine! I've never had anything I didn't like...pastries, soup, sandwiches, salad. Ham and cheese croissant and the chocolate croissant are my favorite. Get there early though. There's usually a lunch rush and they sometimes run out of the good stuff.

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Phoenix
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

In Washington this week for a meeting and as we were driving back to Seattle, I quickly searched TripAdvisor for a lunch recommendation. We were driving right through Yakima and wanted to go "local." First, the sign for this is a little difficult to read /find. But, we found it! My colleague and I both had sandwiches (panini's)....premade, and they... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Overall, I would say that this restaurants was amazing! I had the lunch special which was fairly decently priced. It consisted of half of a sandwich, the Mountaineer is amazing! Soup, the tomato bisque was okay… and a salad which again, was amazing! The desserts especially are worth visiting for! They're both delicious and beautiful!

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Wanted some tasty pastries and espresso to go. My curiosity was piqued with the blueberry custard croissant. It was amazing. The chocolate croissant had the tastiest chocolate. The cinnamon beehive was made for my 4yr daughter who worships honey and cinnamon. And a tasty fruit salad too! Everyone was very professional and efficient.

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Tacoma, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We got in after lunch and they were out of most of the menu items. What we did get was very good though. Would highly reccomend eating at this little gem.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Walked here from the Hilton Garden Inn to get breakfast. I was happy to see they had steel cut oatmeal (try to eat healthy on the road)! The coffee was great and I couldn't resist getting a pastry for later. It was the best pastry I have ever had! I don't remember what it was - something like a cinnamon... More

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Tacoma, WA
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We were in town for a conference and wanted to try something different than the usual chains. The lunch special was awesome giving you a perfect size trio of tastes- salad, soup, sandwich. The problem w that everything looked so delicious we had to buy a bakery treat for later that afternoon. Quick, delicious, & easy to find.

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15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

European bakery in the smack middle of Yakima! Come hungry and with your sweet tooth! I loved everything here, the soup, sandwich, fruit, iced chai, and sweets! This is a rare find and a jem out here. Don't pass it up, you will love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Found this cozy bakery on trip advisory. It was such a nice surprise!!!!:) The egg salad sandwich was wonderful. Being from the deep south this was truly a treat,

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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82 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Cute shop in downtown. Excellent baguettes, other breads. Other excellent pastries and a nice coffee selection. Highly recommended.

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